A GP for Me
The A GP for Me Initiative recognizes the importance of continuous doctor-patient relationships and is aimed at improving primary care in BC. A GP for Me strives to:
- Confirm and strengthen the relationship between family physicians and patients.
- Better support the needs of vulnerable patients.
- Increase capacity within the system.
- Enable patients who want a family doctor to find one.
The program includes $60.5 million for two years for new family physician fees, effective April 1, 2013, including:
- Zero Sum Attachment Participation Code
- Telephone Management (Visit) Fee
- Expanded Complex Care Management Fee
- Patient Conference Fee
- Unattached Complex/High Needs Patient Attachment Referral Fee
It also includes $40 million to Divisions of Family Practice over three years to:
- Conduct research to evaluate the number of people looking for doctors in their community, the needs of the local family physicians, and the strengths and gaps in local primary care resources
- Develop a community plan for improving local primary care capacity, including a mechanism for finding doctors for patients who are looking for one
Documents containing more information for physicians about A GP for Me/Attachment can be found below. Information regarding the original announcement and the prototype communities can also be found at agpforme.ca.
Information and Resources for Divisions
A GP for Me resources for Divisions of Family Practice can be found on the Divisions website.